Val d’Isère is one of the world’s best resorts for experts – who are attracted by the extent of lift-served off-piste – and for confident, mileage-hungry intermediates. You don’t have to be particularly adventurous to enjoy the resort and, for a combination of seriously impressive skiing and pleasant village ambience, it is difficult to beat. Ski in/ski out is limited to the Legettaz and La Daille chalets although, depending on the snowfall, some skiers do go along the road from Solaise.
As you would expect from such an exclusive resort, the accommodation is not cheap. It is however, plentiful, especially the chalets and, in the main, they are good. There are some seriously high end chalets around the valley and several 5* hotels such as the Avenue Lodge Central, right in the town centre. There are a number of suitable sized chalets for Corporate guests and, although it’s not easy, we are able to offer excellent chalets to cater for all Incentive budgets.
Similarly to St Anton, Val d’Isere is not renowned for providing beginners with much scope but, for the Intermediate upwards, it has a plethora of runs and terrain to keep you interested for a 3 or 4 day Corporate trip. It is seamlessly linked to Tignes which really does open up the number of new runs guests can do over their time here. For the Advanced skiers, the famous ‘Face’ run down from Bellevarde to town can be treacherous, especially when icy.
On the mountain, the most famous Apres Ski bar is unquestionably La Folie Douce, at the top of the La Daille gondola. Here, from around 3:30pm, live bands, DJ’s and dancing on the tables can be assured and, given its proximity to the gondola, skiing is not essential for the return to town. In town, Cafe Face, Moris and Saloon all fill up as the lifts close and, for later entertainment, the famous Dick’s Tea Bar is always reliable and for the serious late-nighters, Bunker closes at 6am!
Nearest Airport: Chambery (CMF)
Flight Time (ex UK): 1hr 40mins
Airport to Resort: 1hr 45mins
Resort Altitude: 1850m
Highest Lift: 3455m
Total Pistes: 300km
Total Lifts: 88
Linked Resorts: Tignes
Ski In/Ski Out: 3/5
Time Difference (GMT): + 1hr